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Gavin, Joanne H.; Quick, James Campbell; Gavin, David J. – Johns Hopkins University Press, 2021
In a world where one in five women on campus experience some form of sexual assault, what would it take to create a campus culture that was free of violence against women? From a public health perspective, sexual assault is an epidemic on campuses, but why? What is it about a campus community culture that permits or encourages this, at a time when…
Descriptors: Violence, Rape, Sexual Abuse, College Environment
Cassuto, Leonard; Weisbuch, Robert – Johns Hopkins University Press, 2021
For too many students, today's PhD is a bridge to nowhere. Imagine an entering cohort of eight doctoral students. By current statistics, four of the eight--50%!--will not complete the degree. Of the other four, two will never secure full-time academic positions. The remaining pair will find full-time teaching jobs, likely at teaching-intensive…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Career Readiness, Education Work Relationship, Student Centered Learning
Alexander, Bryan – Johns Hopkins University Press, 2020
The outlook for the future of colleges and universities is uncertain. Financial stresses, changing student populations, and rapidly developing technologies all pose significant challenges to the nation's colleges and universities. In "Academia Next," futurist and higher education expert Bryan Alexander addresses these evolving trends to…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Trends, Colleges, Universities
Dietze, Gottfried – Johns Hopkins University Press, 2020
Originally published in 1970. This book examines whether Weber's approach has a greater humanizing value than has been conceded by his opponents and will attempt to demonstrate the humanistic mission of the University and its usefulness for youth and democracy.
Descriptors: Youth, Universities, Democracy, Humanization
Conner, Jerusha O. – Johns Hopkins University Press, 2020
Activism is once again back on college campuses as students protest issues such as sexual assault, climate change, racial injustice, and student debt. It is perhaps unsurprising that the current political moment has triggered the rise of a new breed of student activist--uncompromising, focused, and connected. But many pundits have variously…
Descriptors: College Students, Activism, Educational Trends, Trend Analysis
Kim, Joshua; Maloney, Edward – Johns Hopkins University Press, 2020
A quiet revolution is sweeping across US colleges and universities as schools rethink how students learn both inside and outside the classroom. Technology is changing not only what should be taught but how best to teach it. From active learning and inclusive pedagogy to online and hybrid courses, traditional institutions are leveraging their…
Descriptors: Educational Innovation, Instructional Innovation, Educational Trends, Futures (of Society)
Zemsky, Robert; Shaman, Susan; Baldridge, Susan Campbell – Johns Hopkins University Press, 2020
In "The College Stress Test," Robert Zemsky, Susan Shaman, and Susan Campbell Baldridge present readers with a full, frank, and informed discussion about college and university closures. Drawing on the massive institutional data set available from IPEDS (the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System), they build a stress test for…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Colleges, Universities, School Closing
Webber, Karen L., Ed.; Zheng, Henry, Ed. – Johns Hopkins University Press, 2020
The continuing importance of data analytics is not lost on higher education leaders, who face a multitude of challenges, including increasing operating costs, dwindling state support, limits to tuition increases, and increased competition from the for-profit sector. To navigate these challenges, savvy leaders must leverage data to make sound…
Descriptors: Data Use, Decision Making, Learning Analytics, Higher Education
Felten, Peter; Lambert, Leo M. – Johns Hopkins University Press, 2020
What single factor makes for an excellent college education? As it turns out, it's pretty simple: human relationships. Decades of research demonstrate the transformative potential and the lasting legacies of a relationship-rich college experience. Critics suggest that to build connections with peers, faculty, staff, and other mentors is expensive…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Excellence in Education, Educational Experience, Peer Relationship
Laursen, Sandra; Austin, Ann E. – Johns Hopkins University Press, 2020
Despite decades of effort by federal science funders to increase the numbers of women holding advanced degrees and faculty jobs in science and engineering, they are persistently underrepresented in academic STEM disciplines, especially in positions of seniority, leadership, and prestige. Women filled 47% of all US jobs in 2015, but held only 24%…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Females, Change Strategies, Science Education
Brennan, Jason – Johns Hopkins University Press, 2020
Do you want to go to graduate school? Then you're in good company: nearly 80,000 students will begin pursuing a PhD this year alone. But while almost all of new PhD students say they want to work in academia, most are destined for disappointment. The hard truth is that half will quit or fail to get their degree, and most graduates will never find…
Descriptors: Doctoral Students, Employment Opportunities, Paying for College, Employment Potential
Crow, Michael M.; Dabars, William B. – Johns Hopkins University Press, 2020
America's research universities lead the world in discovery, creativity, and innovation--but are captive to a set of design constraints that no longer aligns with the changing needs of society. Their commitment to discovery and innovation, which is carried out largely in isolation from the socioeconomic challenges faced by most Americans,…
Descriptors: Higher Education, State Universities, Social Change, Educational Change
Hockaday, Tom – Johns Hopkins University Press, 2020
How do we transfer the brilliance of university research results into new products, services, and medicines to benefit society? University research is creating the technologies of tomorrow in the fields of medicine, engineering, information technology, robotics, and artificial intelligence. These early-stage technologies need investment from…
Descriptors: Technology Transfer, Research Universities, Marketing, Intellectual Property
Veletsianos, George – Johns Hopkins University Press, 2020
Online learning is ubiquitous for millions of students worldwide, yet our understanding of student experiences in online learning settings is limited. The geographic distance that separates faculty from students in an online environment is its signature feature, but it is also one that risks widening the gulf between teachers and learners. In…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Student Experience, Online Courses, Distance Education
Grassian, Daniel – Johns Hopkins University Press, 2020
Most new college and university administrators, especially if they come directly from the faculty ranks or from outside academia, receive little if any training. Rather, they try to succeed mostly by stumbling through the (semi-)dark with a combination of their own knowledge and experience as well as on-the-job learning. This can lead to costly…
Descriptors: College Administration, Leadership Responsibility, Administrator Role, Governance
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